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The Week Ahead: Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th October 2019

Tuesday 22nd October: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Work commences at 9.30am at Trebanos Locks. We will continue to repair the bank south of the locks.

Work Party: Tuesday 15th October 2019

  A day that promised sunshine proved to be rather showery but we pressed on with work in and around Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock. As an introduction, here are two photos of the chamber wall taken by Martin. The first is before the Waterway Recovery Group started work in August and the second is a close-up...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th October 2019

Monday 14th October: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7pm. All welcome. Tuesday 15th October: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Ynysmeudwy Locks, where we will be continuing with repointing...

Work Party: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Today the weather forecast was for scattered showers. We took the chance to work in the Upper Lock at Ynysmeudwy and luckily were hit by only one significant shower. Two main tasks were undertaken. The first was to repair the nearside wall: Cement was mixed, stones were retrieved and then carefully positioned.      ...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 6th – Saturday 12th October 2019

Tuesday 8th October: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Ynysmeudwy Locks, where we will be continuing with repointing the chamber of the upper lock, rebuilding the nearside wall and clearing vegetation from the channel.

Work Party: Tuesday 1st October 2019

Given the very changeable weather conditions, it was impossible to lay sand bags or mix mortar at Trebanos so we confined our activities to the buried Lock Site and Coed Gwilym Park. At the former the two Gareths and Alan T broke up large breeze blocks into more manageable sizes for hard core and ballast....

Canoe and Kayak Hire – 2019 Season Draws to a Close

The 2019 season of the Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park ended today, Sunday 29th September. After the appalling rain overnight, the day turned out to be bright and cheery. There was the first sighting of a crocodile on the canal before the volunteers enjoyed a barbeque. The season was particularly successful due,...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 29th September – Saturday 5th October 2019

Sunday 29th September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. This is the final public hire session for...

Work Party: Tuesday 24th September 2019

Today started in the pouring rain so we decided to postpone bank repairs in Trebanos. Instead the volunteers assembled in two locations. The first was in the Buried Lock site where three tasks were undertaken. Firstly, the remainder of our kit stored in the old buildings was retrieved and stored safely in our new sheds....

The Week Ahead: Sunday 22nd – Saturday 28th September 2019

Sunday 22nd September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 24th September: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 17th September 2019

A beautiful sunny day saw the volunteers at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock. The first task was to refurbish the wall adjacent to the arch that had been so beautifully restored over recent weeks. Cement was mixed ready for bedding in the stones, dirt and general debris were removed. Two stones that had slipped out of place...

Watford Historical Society Visit, 14th – 16th September 2019

The Watford and District Industrial History Society visited a number of locations in the Neath and Swansea area over the weekend of 14th – 16th September 2019. On Saturday they visited the Neath Abbey Ironworks. They seemed to thoroughly enjoy the visit, and the Welsh weather was, as ever, beautifully sunny. [Photographs © Friends of...